Oakridge Homes for Sale
Search all Oakridge homes for sale below in South Calgary. The neighbourhood of Oakridge is one of South Calgary’s hidden secrets due to its unique location of being surrounded by nature. The forest of Tsuu T’ina Nation covers the land towards the west and the northern part of the community is surrounded by South Glenmore Park and the beautiful Glenmore Reserve which is a popular destination for water sports enthusiasts.
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Oakridge Real Estate Information
Perfectly situated on the Southwest edge of Calgary is the community of Oakridge. The location is appealing to home buyers who want to be tucked right into nature, with the Tsuu T'ina Indian Reserve to the west and the Glenmore Reservoir to the north.
Residents can even look west to enjoy picturesque views of the Weaselhead Natural Environment. These natural resources combined with the ideal location has left this community to bring one of the most sought-after in the area.
Oakridge Housing Insights
Originally under the jurisdiction of the Municipal District of Rockyview, this changed when Oakridge was annexed to the city in 1968 as part of the Glenmore Reservoir. However, development didn't begin until the 1970s when builders began selling new homes in Oakridge.
The majority of real estate in the area had traditional architecture and were single-family dwellings, although there is a mix of townhouses and condos throughout the neighbourhood as well. Fast forward to today and it's common to see many of these homes being renovated to reflect more modern aesthetics on the exteriors and interiors before they are listed for sale.
For anyone buying real estate in this part of Calgary, Oakridge has a lot to offer. It's quiet, safe, in an ideal location, and has endless outdoor amenities for people of all ages. The diverse real estate also means a lot of great opportunities for buyers with all budgets.
Oakridge Highlights and Amenities
The community of Oakridge enjoys the convenience of major access roads on each of its borders. This includes 90 Ave SW to the north, 24 St SW to the west, and Southland Dr. SW to the south. These make it easy to travel to nearby communities such as Cedarbrae to the south and Pump Hill/Palliser to the east. These offer ample opportunities for shopping and restaurants/cafes without having to drive too far.
However, for those who want to shop within the community, there is a small shopping centre with a bank and gas station. This is just minutes away from a couple of community restaurants, including Pointe & Feather.
When it comes to education, Oakridge is home to Louis Riel Elementary Jr High School. Additional schools available within nearby communities for residents want more choices.
There are also churches available in and around the Oakridge to accommodate many different religions. For even more amenities, residents of this community can visit malls, restaurants, spas, and much more in downtown Calgary via Macleod Trail. Those who don't drive will also enjoy the fact that this community has an LRT station for easy commuting.
Things to Do in Oakridge
Oakridge's close proximity to the Weaselhead Flats area makes it easy to enjoy the many hiking trails that this beautiful part of the city has to offer. For a change of scenery, residents are also close to the South Glenmore Docks where they can sail when the weather is nice or enjoy the view from the hill just adjacent to the docks.
Glenmore Park is also a great place for outdoor activities such as cross-country skiing, water sports, and hiking. Another great park just minutes away is Heritage Park, which has year-round events, a restaurant, cafe, train, interactive activities, and ample outdoor space for activities.
The town hall in Oakridge is commonly used for activities for residents, such as sports groups and outdoor activities for people of all ages. This is situated next to the many parks that can be found throughout the community, such as Oakwood Park.
Another popular recreational spot is Southland Leisure Centre, which is in the next door community just to the east. This centre is home to wave pools, water slides, and many indoor multi-purpose athletic rooms. Individuals who want to play a round of golf will find they have several options near Oakridge, including Earl Grey Golf Club, Lakeview Golf Course, and Canyon Meadows Golf Club.